Notes from the past…


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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week 39: Society Journal or Quarterly

Share with us your favorite genealogy society journal or quarterly publication. How long have you been reading it? Which group publishes it? Why is this publication one of your favorites? How has is helped you research your family history?

Well, I must confess that I don’t read any genealogical society journals on a regular basis.

However, one quarterly that I have utilized in the past is The Fort Worth Genealogical Society’s Footprints:

Getting it’s start in May 1957 as a one page monthly newsletter named Bulletin, the journal Footprints is now published quarterly by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society. It contains items such as: Bible records; church records; lodge records; cemetery and funeral home records; military records; newspaper clippings and obituaries; old letters, maps and diaries; school, tax and voter lists; queries; and other materials pertaining to genealogical or historical research in Texas.

Issues back to 1957 are available to purchase in CD-ROM. Lots of Tarrant County and Texas data available here!

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files

 


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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week 38: Funny Ancestor Stories

Tell us a funny ancestor story that stands out in your mind. When did you first hear the story? Do other family members tell different versions? Does this tale play a large part in your family tree?

I can’t think of any funny ancestor stories just now (lotsa sad and tragic, but not funny), but how about a funny photo?

Unhappy Nanny

This is a photograph of my grandmother, who just celebrated her 96th birthday in October. She looks to be about 6 years old, which would date this image to about 1922.

She certainly seems unhappy about something… ;)

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.